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Expensive Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (27%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (12%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 331 repairs.
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Volvo V70 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (27%)

$1000 - $2499 (73%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (0%)

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Chart based on 184 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 113hp 1.6L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

86800 mi

€1200
New rear disks and new rear calipers & pads fitted. 

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2010 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

235-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

117000 mi

US $750
Worn front shocks replaced AC low on coolant. 
120000 mi

US $1500
Replaced compressor & condenser. Replaced radiator. Replaced woe strut mounts. 
135000 mi

US $1400
Replaced leaking power steering pump. $600. Replaced worn front axle. Replaced worn engine mounts. 
136000 mi

US $550
Power steering cooler had come loose from mounts. Rubbing caused leak. Alternator failed and was replaced. 
105800 mi

US $170
Windshield wiper fluid not coming from nozzle when turned on. Tech unable to hear motor running and all lines clear. Windshield wash pump motor replaced and now working. 
110000 mi

US $1400
AC clutch failed, price to repair clutch and entire AC compressor comparable, so replaced AC compressor and drive belt 
119000 mi

US $275
High pitched sounded like a bad belt. Very common failure after 100k per dealer. Easy half hour repair. 

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2009 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

235-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

75000 mi

US $450
LEAKING VACUUM PUMP 
110000 mi

US $450
Replaced leaking expansion valve. (did not fix) 
110800 mi

US $1800
Warm a/c again - replaced leaking evap & condensor/dryer. repair leaking cv joint, reseal. 
108000 mi

US $1200
heater blower motor inop, replaced motor. 
123000 mi

US $250
replace (front) sway bar links 
137000 mi

US $200
leaking vacuum hose 
81300 mi

US $220
Alternator was whistling/whining loudly. Replaced alternator with a remanufactured unit. 
89000 mi

US $1300
Replaced A/C compressor due to a failed bearing on compressor clutch. Pulley was visibly wobbling from side to side. Noticed due to repetitive flappnig/thumping noises as pulley contacted other parts. 

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2008 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

80160 mi

¤250
Replaced weak engine mount (lower right). 
84320 mi

¤1400
A/C stopped cooling. Dealer diagnosed a leak in evaporator. Evaporator replaced. 
86800 mi

¤200
Replaced a leaking headlight washer hose. 
94100 mi

¤800
Low fuel pressure during start-up. Dealer diagnosed a faulty fuel pump. Fuel pump replaced and a hot climate kit from Volvo was installed as per the TSB. 
89940 mi

¤150
Repaired a leaking headlight washer pump. 
99200 mi

¤2500
Stabilizer bar bushings were squeaking and have been replaced. Struts have been worn out, so the car would feel very floaty on the road. Struts were replaced with aftermarket ones. Also replaced strut bearings and spring seats on the front axle. 
104780 mi

¤400
Replaced ignition switch (start control unit) due to faulty motor. 
105380 mi

¤400
Start Control Unit was replaced as the actuator motor malfunctioned. 
108500 mi

¤800
Engine cooling fan malfunction - replaced. 
112220 mi

¤250
Brake vacuum module hose was found leaking during the routine maintenance. The part was ordered from Sweden and replaced two weeks later. 
121520 mi

¤350
Downstream oxygen sensor wiring shorted. Replaced oxygen sensor and repaired wiring to the ECM. 
122140 mi

¤100
Left side CV joint rubber boot has cracked and thrown grease all over the suspension parts. The boot was replaced and the CV joint regreased. 
124620 mi

¤300
Upper engine mount has cracked and has been replaced. Tail gate spring mounts have weakened over time and the gate was barely staying open. The springs have been replaced. 

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2008 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

235-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

78800 mi

£1500
Oil leak 
146000 mi

US $200
Replace headlamp washer hose. 
150700 mi

US $1564
Oil trap replaced Vacuum pump leaking oil; rebuilt. 
167000 mi

US $300
Engine mounts sagging, replaced 
173700 mi

US $900
Replaced front struts and linkages 
169800 mi

US $140
Windshield glass adhesive failed causing a water leak over the climate and stereo console. Windshield removed intact and resealed by glass shop. 
102000 mi

US $500
Leaky sunroof, gasket seal replaced.Windshield replaced. 
127000 mi

US $1000
fuel pump replacement 
38000 mi

US $140
Replace part of passenger side, external rearview mirror housing. I suspect the part became detached by the wash mechanism while going through an automated car wash. The replacement part, a piece of plastic that covers the rear of the mirror, cost $140. 
64700 mi

US $1000
A/C compressor seized 
76000 mi

US $1000
Third *attempt* at repairing suspension / bushings.....grinding noise and extremely rough ride. Sold car following month. 
41000 mi

US $370
Battery test during scheduled service showed low amperage. Dealer inspected and found that the battery had leaked onto one terminal and corroded it. The battery and cable were replaced. 
49000 mi

US $1000
Fuel gauge moved independently of actual fuel level. Dealer replaced fuel sender unit during scheduled maintenance. 
55300 mi

US $300
Check engine light illuminated. Dealer determined EVAP purge valve not working well enough. Replaced valve and filter. 

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2007 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

37200 mi

$9000
alternator & AC compressor replaced. This started because the car overheated while sitting in tropical traffic jam. 
63600 mi

$400
Windshield water nozzles but started w cracked water tank 

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2007 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

73300 mi

US $130
Replacement of rear lower control arm bushings - was covered under extended warranty. Also fuel door hinge was replaced under warranty. Bushing replace required 4 wheel alignment I had to pay for. Overall, impressed with dealer diagnostics 
78000 mi

US $923
Right rear door power lock began locking on its own at random times. Entirely new lockset installed. A constant problem even though locks were set not to lock automatically when driving car, this lock would almost always lock. Still happening sometimes. Old CV joint boots split and oil spraying out. Replaced left and right CV boots and sway bars. 
55000 mi

US $1000
Car was taken in for service by my son in law. It was the routine 98,500 oil change and there were suspension strut parts I think in front suspension that were worn out. Left headlight. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

45000 mi

US $100
Small leak in radiator, parts were ordered and the radiator was replaced. Covered under the Ford ESP extended warranty purchased. $100.00 deductible. 
48700 mi

US $100
Front passenger wheel bearing was replaced under extended warranty. 
66000 mi

US $1200
New Rear 4C struts. Big Money Monroe SensaTracs (OEM). Four wheel alignment to remove rear toe. Car rides much better now. 
47700 mi

US $750
Replaced a/c condenser because of small leak. 
88000 mi

US $300
Driver's door weatherstripping came loose, and had to be replaced. 
90800 mi

US $1500
Car made a clunking sound when reversing. Took it to the dealer, and some bolts needed to be tightened. Rear parking sensor not working. Per the dealership, the sensors are eroding, and have to be replaced. Passenger front fog light out. Per the dealership, light bulbs melted together, and entire fog light has to be replaced. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

52080 mi

C $2300
Alarm started going off for no reason (2x). Replaces one sensor and siren control module. Covered on extended warranty. no deductible because other work done at same time. Pkg brake lining rusted free of shoe, Wedged in shoe & drove it forward, shearing a rectangular boss off the spindle. Replaced spindle, parking brakea, rotors & pads. This a design fault! Replace your pkg brake every 3 winters! replaced ball joint and 4-wheel alignment because of abnormal tire wear. Covered extended warranty $100 deductible. 
53320 mi

C $100
oil seal leakage of the "bevel gear". Dealer says sleeve was not damaged but new sleeve is part of oil seal kit so it was replaced. 
64060 mi

C $1684
replaced 4 cracked table bushings RH replaced cracked inner & outer axle boots RH replaced rear wiper motor - stripped gear in winter due to automatic "on" when reverse engaged. 
68200 mi

C $713
Ignition lock cylinder would not turn past position 1. Common problem, flatbedded to dealer. New cylinder ordered, temp installed. New one installed 3 weeks later. 
71300 mi

C $739
RR caliper bleed screw partly stripped with very slow leak. Caliper replaced. Caliper was last touched by dealer when parking brake boss was destroyed (see earlier problem). I give very low marks to Volvo Pointe-Claire. 
72020 mi

C $3466
Upper motor mount Axel seal (FL) minor leak repair 
71920 mi

C $3200
Throw-out bearing failed. Clutch covered with fluid & throw-out ball bearings destroyed the position sensor & sensor marks on flywheel. Replaced throw-out, clutch, flywheel, rear main seal, inner RH driveshaft seal. Alignment. 
75640 mi

C $1130
muffler and tailpipe replaced 
80600 mi

C $3400
seized calipers, warped and worn rotors defective turn indicator switch new timing belt 10 years stitch drivers seat 130K service 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

79400 mi

US $141
Manifold hose broken, replaced Replaced right front spring seat 
81000 mi

US $503
Replaced passenger side front hub bearing 
83300 mi

US $106
Rough idle. Electronic throttle module intake manifold cleaned. Gas cap door would not open. Rear electronic module connector repaired and fuse replaced. 
87900 mi

US $180
Third brake light was inoperable. Rear tailgate wiring harness repaired. 
93300 mi

US $985
Replaced left front sway bar link, $127. Whirring sound from front drive train. Bearing was defective, replaced, $528. Left front spring torn through. Part was replaced, $230. 
99600 mi

US $1778
Replaced front control arm bushings, $666.50. Replaced turn signal stalk, $144.48. Replaced radiator, $967.09. 
103500 mi

US $941
Replaced Breather box 
106500 mi

US $450
Faulty fuel pressure sensor diagnosed and replaced, $365. Gas cap leak detected. Gas cap replaced, $85. 
112000 mi

US $4000
Need to replace several hoses that had worn, also spark plugs, timing belt replacement (routine) 
120000 mi

US $750
New Starter  and cover for bottom of car, which came off during travel. 
48300 mi

US $1500
overheating problem. poor engineering i think. pcv and throttle body 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

76200 mi

US $1000
PCV system had a leak. 
100800 mi

US $400
Needed rear struts 
86160 mi

C $1500
Radiator cracked. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

82460 mi

C $330
Replaced upper and lower engine torque mounts. Replaced sway bar links. 
84260 mi

C $1100
A/C compressor clutch failed to engage. Mechanic claimed that nobody sells just the clutch unit anymore, so it was a complete compressor re/re job. I have since read that you can sometimes shim the clutch to get it to engage. 
90820 mi

C $750
Replaced original muffler (just the muffler, nothing else) with an aftermarket Walker muffler. 
81200 mi

C $200
Replaced the Brake Booster Vacuum Pump 
119040 mi

C $1400
Engine took a long time to warmup, thermostat needs to be replaced 
153840 mi

C $150
Muffler hanger rusted, another hanger welded to the mufler 
160880 mi

C $750
I was getting codes P0101 and P0170 which made me believe there is an issue with the MAF sensor (Mass Air Flow). Unfortunately this was not the issue, it was the PCV system. PCV system replacement Alternator was noisy 
177940 mi

C $300
Inner and Outer tierods both sides 
187240 mi

C $400
Acceleration surges - TCM (throttle control module) replaced 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

42560 mi

R 200
The petrol flap was first stuck on open all the time BUT then it switched to being stuck on closed and filling tank was impossible. Fortunately not during a long trip. Repair was relativley painless. 
62000 mi

R 1000
General maintenance There was a problem with the aircon system but this was repaired later 
117000 mi

US $1500
New clutch, slave cylinder, pressure plate 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

62000 mi

US $1100
Key lock cylinder jammed up in the ignition. Car would not start. Had to be towed to dealer to await new cylinder from factory. 
68000 mi

US $1200
AWD off. Sensor replaced. Warning light came on just as I was leaving the shop. Was told that the DEM is now broken and needs to be fixed. Many more trips to the shop after this. 

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2005 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

147000 mi

US $1400
second transmission replacement in this car. 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

46600 mi

C $1000
Worn control arm bushings PCV hose broken 
49600 mi

C $300
Perished motor mount bushing 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

51000 mi

US $900
had to replace the radiator 
48200 mi

US $2100
part failed and let coolant mix with oil. Needed new radiator and hoses and had to flush engine. 
104000 mi

US $3050
Purchased the car from a private seller, and the transmission started slipping about 1 month later. I had to replace the entire transmission. 
115000 mi

US $407
Replaced right rear wheel bearing 
112000 mi

US $507
Engine began to lurch and surge when accelerating Fuel pressure sensor and fuel filter replaced. 
127700 mi

US $2000
New struts w/springs, new front end suspension components replaced, new rear shocks. 
129100 mi

US $1100
Car idling very rough at start up...Check engine light on. Independent mechanic installed new MAF. Next day same problem. 2nd new MAF installed. Check engine light on next day. Volvo dealer installed "factory" MAF and carbon cleaned intake system. Car running great since. Original mechanic gave me credit for defective MAF. Volvo mechanic said that "generic" MAF's seldom worked on 2.5 T 5 cyl engine. 
78000 mi

US $506
Tie rods replaced, both sides, and steering alignment completed. Steering felt loose, mechanic confirmed worn tie rods. 
125500 mi

US $506
Leak in radiator. Radiator replaced with new one. total cost $900 including parts, labor, tax, etc. 
114000 mi

US $150
Ball joint on left front wheel suspension was making noise when driving over bumps. Service station confirmed and replaced part. 
122500 mi

US $450
ABS failed two years ago. Dealer estimate to fix was $2600 to replace ABS pump. Local repair shop tested ABS to determine pump failure was due to motor. Had motor rebuilt and replaced for $500. Discount of 10% to display bumper sticker. 
140000 mi

US $550
a piece of metal broke on the ignition lock, jamming the lock. Tow to home105 miles, locksmith removed metal piece. Common problem on Volvo locks. Don't have dealer fix it, they will order new part from Sweden, will take a week & cost $800. 
144800 mi

US $287
Noticed poor gas mileage and occasional engine hesitation. Check engine light came on once and service station read the codes. Replaced fuel pressure sensor. Problem solved. 
149000 mi

US $150
Wagon rear hatch lock was not functioning. Repair shop removed panel and discovered a broken wire to the lock solenoid. Wire spliced and lock is now working. 
151500 mi

US $1458
Struts replaced. Total cost also included routine maintenance, oil lube filter, etc. 
99500 mi

US $1200
Lower control arms, inner/outer tie rod ends, sway bar end links, entire strut assembly except for springs. 
118000 mi

US $330
Entire PCV system. 
77000 mi

US $1200
Radiator 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

55800 mi

€3500
Change of the transmission with refurbished one. Still evaluating replacement. 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

135000 mi

US $2500
Broken large piece from head of one of the exhaust valves in No. 5 cylinder. Discovered engine has solid lifters. Not sure if valve overheated due to not seating properly because valve stretched. Happened while cruising at 65 MPH. 
149000 mi

US $300
Check Engine light on. Code P0190 - Fuel Pressure Sensor reads high. Verified with freeze frame data. Problem very intermittant. Replaced sensor with Volvo part. Problem resolved. Scan tool shows MAF sensor reads very high just after startup. Lasts for about one minute. Very high negative STFT after engine goes into closed loop. Tried to clean MAF - NG. Replaced MAF. I am an experienced mechanic. 
154600 mi

US $320
After running for 20 sec or less from a cold start (overnight), the fuel pressure drops to 282 KPa causing the engine to stall. Press spec 375 - 395 KPa. Swapped PEM module fixed problem. Very tough to catch this issue while failing-scantool. 
166000 mi

US $1800
Replaced entire exhaust system downstream of the cat due to leaks from corrosion. Replaced front A-arms both sides because the bushings were worn. 
177000 mi

US $115
The shift lever broke. Could only shift between drive and neutral gears. Bought new shift lever assy at dealer and installed. 
180000 mi

US $7200
Engine stalls too lean due to low fuel pump pressure 20 sec after a cold start with outside air temp below 40 degF. Engine easily restarted and runs fine rest of day. Replaced pump. See previous attempts to repair - swapped fuel pump module - Feb 2013. Chipped a piece out of one exhaust valve in #3 cyl. Same failure as in Jan 2012 except cyl #3. Had shop install used engine. Catalytic converter melted down this time. Had to swap in new one ($1,900.00 for part). 
189100 mi

US $350
The previous attempts did not last. Replaced both upper and lower left rear tail light boxes and all socket assy. I haven't had any trouble since. Corrosion destroyed the surface coating at the light socket. 
212000 mi

US $1726
Replaced both front axles assy with Volvo factory rebuilt axles. Replaced failed directional signal (and other functions) multifunctional sw with Volvo part. 

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2005 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

98500 mi

US $1000
drag links 

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2005 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

51000 mi

US $150
Passenger airbag off light comes periodically comes on when someone is sitting in the passenger seat. 
99000 mi

US $1000
Front axles and boots 
113000 mi

US $500
Worn out connections 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

132000 mi

US $1800
misfire due to defective coil. Replaced coil on cyl #4. need another coil on #2 not repaired yet. Replace entire 4-c suspension system and installed new control arms front with new swaybars and end links.  
136000 mi

US $200
replaced failed coil #2 and o-ring on turbo pressure pipe that was causing check engine light to come on. 
52000 mi

US $287
Tailgate sometimes won't open. Handle fails to unlatch the tailgate.  Driver side heated seat stopped working. New heating unit ordered and replaced. Some stitching of the upholstery was not covered by warranty but the new heating unit was covered.  
61300 mi

US $349
Check Engine Lamp illuminated- New Emission control software installed by dealer (updated SW version), then the CEL remained illuminated, which leads us to problems 2 and 3 of this Service Visit CEL illuminated. After free Software update, the Fuel Evaporative Pump in the emission system was found to be inoperative. Not covered under Emission Warranty nor Extended Warranty. Cost to me: $348.67 CEL illuminated, after free software update the Brake Pedal Position Sensor was found to be inoperative. This was replaced under extended warranty. BRAKE lamp illuminated w/"BRAKE FLUID LOW- SERVICE URGENT" message. Dealer found brake fluid low, but no leak in brake system. Likely fluid is leaking in the Clutch Slave Cyl, but diagnosis would cost over $1100, so filled fluid only for now. 
65500 mi

US $1799
Squealing noise noticed at idle, I assumed it was related to serpentine belt, but unfortunately it was failed clutch Pilot Bearing/Throwout Bearing. Replaced clutch assembly (including still serviceable clutch plate). 
120000 mi

US $100
Coolant reservoir was leaking and replaced. 
123000 mi

US $5000
clutch slave cylinder started to leak. Replaced clutch and flywheel as a part of the procedure 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

60600 mi

US $749
Ignition key was starting to NOT work, i.e., could not turn it. 
62200 mi

US $2700
Front and rear struts replaced and alignment. Decided to have the timing belt done, which is maintenance. Did not expect the strut problem at 78,000 miles. A bit disappointed in the Volvo on this. All wheel drive gear was stripped as was the sleeve. Am becoming very disappointed in this car. That is over $8000.00 in recent repairs with a car that only has a little over 73,000 miles on it....... 
82000 mi

US $300
check engine light, temporarily went away after new engine software download emission control system part replaced 
86000 mi

US $1200
coolant loss--corroded radiator replaced steering groan on turns, loose clamp, replaced 
87700 mi

US $150
some kind of sensor with the fuel system/turbo 
98500 mi

US $400
shock mount needed replacing 
134000 mi

US $500
Ignition switch (where key goes in) broke, had to be replaced 
144600 mi

US $700
replaced sway bar endlinks upper strut mount replacement 
147700 mi

US $2000
Oil leak related to valve covers L front bearing failure 
152000 mi

US $350
replace coolant reservoir due to leak 
152500 mi

US $400
driver's side seat heater and seat foam replaced 
164000 mi

US $560
worn bearing making noise, replaced 
103000 mi

US $1700
Took the car in for ongoing over-revving and shifting problems. Best guess is it's a valve body issue with the transmission. Decided to wait a little longer. Instead changed timing belt, water pump, fluid reservoirs, oil, and oil filter. 
131000 mi

US $300
replaced right drive axle account torn boots 
156000 mi

US $1200
replace flexplate and starter account starter bendix spring wore and starter rode on flexplate wearing ring gear. 
167000 mi

US $500
left rear wheel bearing 
102000 mi

US $1459
Needed new rear wheel hub assemblies. The bearings were loose and the wheels could wobble side to side. 
93000 mi

US $2400
Needed new alternator. It had been replaced 24,000 ago Radiator started leaking, plastic piece of it cracked. Needed new radiator 
59000 mi

US $150
I had to replace the engine mount (bushing). The old one had torn apart. 
78000 mi

US $550
Control Arm Bushing on the front wheels were completely gone, 4 bushing total (2 per side). The rear bushing looked fine. Battery failed test, had to replace Alarm system warning light came on, needed to replace backup module that controls backup siren. 
83000 mi

US $1000
Radiator was leaking, replaced. 
67580 mi

€405
The fuel pressure sensor broke. There were recall 181 in United States, but here in Finland car owners don`t have this law to protect us from breakdowns in the street. 
85560 mi

€150
inner tie rod end has wore out. I changed both inner and outer ends on both sides and I did a wheel aligment. 
142580 mi

€1700
AWD stopped to work. Car was only FWD. The teeth of sleeve which connect the transmission to angle gear were worn out. Also the theet of angel gear were worn. Replaced connection sleeve and angel gear. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

81000 mi

US $160
Left front wheel bearing failing and creating noise. Replaced. Blower motor power module failure. Fan remained on at all times (even when engine off) and was unresponsive to fan speed dial.  
86500 mi

US $1100
Leaking output seal, oil noted on transmission housing. R&R. Torn tie rod boot. Tie rod rusted underneath boot, so both tie rod and boot replaced. Lower control arm bushings worn, resulting in increased cabin vibrations and rougher ride. R&R. 
94500 mi

US $115
Ball joint allowing excessive vertical play and squeaking when turning or going over bumps. 
97000 mi

US $400
Parking brake shoes delaminated and needed to be replaced. Opted to be proactive and also replace the brake fluid at this time, but the master cylinder failed while the brakes were being bled (Murphy's Law still workS). 
105000 mi

US $200
Window off one of the blocks (block cracked). Block replaced. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

31000 mi

US $250
Leaking radiator. Repaired under warranty. Replaced front brake pads. 
76000 mi

US $2050
Major suspension issues: lower front control assembly, front strut assembly, rear shocks, and strut mount bushings. 
96000 mi

US $550
Part of this repair was replacing a previously replaced lower control arm that failed. This, however was a bit less than half of the $550 total for this plus an additional control arm and ball joints. 
106000 mi

US $3400
Transmission failing to shift to third gear, sometimes spinning, sometimes hard downshifting. Shop suggested changing the transmission valve body rather than replacing the whole tranny. Seems to have worked. Control arm bushings shot on front. Replaced. 
111300 mi

US $940
Sludge causing the check engine light to go on. Drained oil and viewed lots of sludge. Removed oil pan, scrubbed and replaced it. Replaced filter, o-ring and sealer. Engine smoother now.  Also replaced right engine mount. 
118000 mi

US $4000
The turbo blew up. The mechanic said he had never seen that much smoke, ever. Had to replace and rebuild. Ugh. 
145000 mi

US $1280
Replaced cracker radiator. Replaced headlamp assembly that had been cracked, allowing water inside and blowing out several successive bulbs. 
152300 mi

US $1300
Computer went down, reporting serious problems when there were none. Replaced the brain and a couple small issues. 
153100 mi

US $313
Broken axle. Replaced with OEM refurbished unit. New was six times the cost with the same warranty! 
161000 mi

US $1720
Throttle unit. Strut mounts 
169000 mi

US $1000
Radiator replaced. Coolant leaking into engine. Turns out this was not the fix: probable engine block and/or gasket trouble. Likely the end of the line for the vehicle. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

158000 mi

US $1100
car was idle hunting, surging, stalling, limp mode of 20 mph max. at first drive system/transmission felt like problem. the engine codes were constantly changing. Bought autel md802 scanner to read actual volvo data to solve the problem. ETM 
159500 mi

US $198
exhaust camshaft VVT internal short. Replaced. stay tuned for other issues. 
130000 mi

US $1100
Charge air pipe had gash and was letting excess air into intake system. Pipe was replaced. PCV breather system clogged at Oil Trap. Oil Trap and related hoses replaced. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

61000 mi

US $300
5speed manual transmission difficult to get into and keep in reverse - problem diagnosed as internal to trans and very expensive to repair, car drivable, have deferred repair for now 
68000 mi

US $200
Manual transmission - difficult to get into reverse, dealer diagnosed as an internal trans problem requiring replacing the trans. Problem stabilized. Decided to live with it instead of repairing. Car still has the problem. 
77000 mi

US $2400
5 speed manual trans was difficult to get and keep in reverse. Determined it was an internal trans problem. Opted to have it replaced with a used trans from wrecking yard. Shop swapped transmissions and also replaced clutch and control. 
82000 mi

US $519
Check engine light repaired with fuel pres sensor and sw upgrade 
85000 mi

US $727
Purchased new tires and found lower control arm bushings on both sides had failed so had them replaced along with the new tires and alignment 

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2004 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

88000 mi

US $1500
Strut feel off while driving. 2 front struts replaced. 

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2003 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

67000 mi

US $1350
Passenger window regulator was replaced ($500). Battery was replaced due to draw ($150). Window modulator caused draw and was replaced ($700). Believe modulator was damaged when regulator was replaced. ARS airbag light is on. Dash module needs to be replaced. $1350. this is nuts. Passed inspection with this, so not replacing it. Mentioned clunk in front end, was told it was a minor motor mount issue and no need to replace at this time. 
74000 mi

US $1200
brake booster replaced Clunking noise in front end now identified as something minor in the suspension. 
74800 mi

US $1100
Had misdiagnosed problem. Ball joint failed and wheel came off car, damaging fender. Repaired suspension (ball joint, axle, and universal joint) but not fender. 

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2003 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

99000 mi

US $350
Front roll bar stabilizer strut rattling and replaced. 
125000 mi

US $1200
Started with intermittent SRS message, next intermittent ABS message, then all warning lights, odometer not working. Replaced DIM with reman item, lights still on, then replaced ABS module, lights out. So, what was the real problem, ABS?? 
175000 mi

US $885
Propeller shaft driving rear wheels. Universal joint on end of shaft was worn, leading to vibration. OEM part cost $1200 plus installation. After-market shop got a used one for $600, plus $285 to install. Replaced both tie-rod ends. No symptoms led to this repair, the shop replaced them on their own, much to my dismay. 

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2003 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

62620 mi

C $400
DEAD SPOT ON STARTER MOTOR ; CAR WOULD NOT START. HAD TO BE TOWED , AND NEW STARTER (REBUILT) WAS INSTALLED. 
63860 mi

C $200
mechanic remove muffler shield rattling Mechanic cracked flex pipe in the process of removing shield. Volvo dealer denies anywrong doing. They want 2400.00 to replace flex pipe & catalyst. Ordered aftermarket flex&catalist on line . 
63860 mi

C $1000
order parts from U.s. on line & had it installed by a shop specialising in imports 
127000 mi

US $2600
no problems felt when driving but at what was just a maintenance service it was suggested by the mechanic that front end needed tie rods, ball joints cv boots and that a drive axle would be necessary. we authorized the work. 

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2003 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

49000 mi

£3000
Failure of AWD. Main $tealer changed "numerous" parts before solving problem. After much research and talking to other owners/dealers; suggest owners check DEM module and/or temp sensor first before paying out like I did! Volvo not interested warranty ou Electrical "gremlins" causing weird faults with brake lights/instruments and central locking. Charged for new door lock and relay board....cost..a plumbers estimate! Result, still the same this morning, or rather it's worse as the key is stuck in lock! 
160800 mi

£1500
Disc's, pads, parking brakes and suspension parts. Routine replacement of consumable parts after 10 years and 163,000 miles. I regard this as outstanding wear and tear. 
192000 mi

£150
Cambelt tensioner and idler pulley bearings worn. Simple and straightforward repair. Reasonable to expect this after nearly 200,000 miles. 
203000 mi

£1000
Self-levelling rear suspension required changing due to failure of nearside rear unit. Given age and mileage and use of car e.g. towing, load carrying etc., I consider this reasonable wear and tear. 
68000 mi

US $100
Control arm replaced. 
71000 mi

US $300
excessive vibration in front - replaced engine mount. Replaced control arms, strut housings.  Panel display replaced ($1300!) 
75000 mi

US $214
air compressor noisy, replaced under extended warranty 
78000 mi

US $100
transmission very occassionally slips. dealer service identified a software upgrade needed for that problem. 
79000 mi

US $390
Both rear brake calipers replaced 
101500 mi

US $1000
Struts, considerable bounce on bumps, replaced. 
95000 mi

US $400
Tailgate switch/mechanism and rear light relay has to be replaced. Troubleshooting rear light/tailgate light issues took hours 
115500 mi

US $200
replaced right front axle 
118000 mi

US $700
Replaced catalytic converter replaced front struts and towers 
125000 mi

US $1800
PCV box Replaced five motor mounts Axle seal right side (was leaking) 

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2002 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

127000 mi

US $3000
Burnt exhaust valve- rebuild head 
151000 mi

US $1200
aftermarket axles front replaced under warranty 2 year Lower right engine mount replaced. 
102000 mi

US $2800
Prior to this repair, electronic throttlebody/firmware done. ECU failed after, replaced. Car now shifting rough intermittantly 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

93000 mi

US $1000
Electrical system short was blowing out fuel pump. Went through 2 fuel pumps. 
218700 mi

US $200
cooling system leak in hose 
236000 mi

US $1900
oil leak from cam drive seal, also replaced timing belt and water pump at same time 
53336 mi

C $290
Right front wheel bearing 
64841 mi

C $290
Right rear wheel bearing. 
91412 mi

C $290
Right front wheel bearing. 
99480 mi

C $290
Left rear wheel bearing. 
115121 mi

C $290
Left front wheel bearing. 
124000 mi

C $492
Right front wheel bearing needed replacing, again. Third time since 86025km. Car now has 200100km. 
141980 mi

C $888
Engine, ABS and anti-skid lights came on during 1000 km trip. Required replacing the engine speed sensor and turbo boost sensor. Replaced right front cracked Reluctor ring.  
148800 mi

C $220
Replaced rear wiper motor with recycled part. 
153140 mi

C $734072
Replaced inner tie rod and front control arm bushings. 
166740 mi

C $114
Studs holding converter/muffler rusted out allowing flange to separate. With new gasket and studs, I was on my way. 
172980 mi

C $701
Replaced lower steering U-joint Replaced park brake shoes and right front brake flex hose. 
122000 mi

US $500
replace lower control arms(bad bushings) and ball joints( not bad yet, PM) 
122000 mi

US $600
Replaced Strut assemblies, with sachs struts, new strut mounts, stops bearings and boots. Rides great now. 
132000 mi

US $450
Rear wheel bearings noisy, replaced bearing hub assy 
153000 mi

US $1300
replace wheel hubs replace ball joints Rebuild left front axel / CV joint 
165000 mi

US $120
Replaced rear pads and rotors( did not replace the missing parking brake shoes, as Michigan is flat (Mostly). Replaced ignition coils, several have gone bad so replaced the remaining ones, when this one went bad 
40800 mi

US $320
Replaced accelerator pedal 
42700 mi

US $950
Oil leaks appeared Pressure tube cleaned and replaced. O rings replaced. 
76000 mi

US $1000
Radiator replaced 
130000 mi

US $1200
Engine quit while driving, hard starting 
53976 mi

US $444
Front and rear stabilizer links 
62599 mi

US $254
Replaced upper engine torque mount 
73475 mi

US $1520
Front end rebuilt (Coil spring,Strut mount bushing, inner tie rod) 
75259 mi

US $1075
Alternator and tensioner 
168000 mi

US $500
Driver side wheel bearing replaced 
185000 mi

US $300
Pcv system replaced. Head gasket replaced. Oil pump seal replaced. Oil sump o-rings replaced. 
93620 mi

C $175
Upper, lower and side engine mounts replaced 
95480 mi

C $300
Ignition Coils Replaced 
109740 mi

C $115
B4 Servo Cover replaced. Front and rear swaybay endlinks replaced. 
111600 mi

C $400
Left Rear Hub Bearing replaced. Resonator replaced 
112220 mi

C $1000
Replaced struts/shocks/springs/spring mounts. One front spring cracked at bottom mount location 
117800 mi

C $100
Replacement of all vacuum line and turbo hoses. Replaced worn OEM with silicone for longer life. 
122140 mi

C $150
Replaced RR caliper to correct severe sticking Siren module non-replaceable batteries worn out after 8 years. Module replaced with used one that is actually worse than original. Owner will attempt to repair original with custom battery pack. Volvo really screwed up on this design. 
130200 mi

C $150
Left front wheel bearing replaced 
130200 mi

C $250
DIM (Driver Instrument Module) failed resulting in no speedo, tach, etc. Replaced with used since dealer cost would be $1000 new. Still have SRS light on, but at least car is drivable. 
184140 mi

C $275
Gear selection sensor failed. car would not go into gear without throwing a CEL (P0705) and going into "Limp Home" mode.  
187240 mi

C $250
New control arms/bushings/and ball joint on remaining side. 
194060 mi

C $150
Replaced upper strut mounts and plates due to worn bearings 
200740 mi

C $150
Failed halfshaft. Replaced with rebuilt. 
206460 mi

C $150
Replaced upper and lower right motor mounts 
208940 mi

C $300
Replaced steering pump due to bearings going out. Also required control arm bushings and ball joint on drivers side due to road damage (thanks to poor road maintenance this winter) and all sway bar links to be replaced. 
212660 mi

C $500
Replaced exhaust system from the cat to the rear. Original finally blew out the packing from the rear muffler. 
215800 mi

C $200
Replaced right front wheel bearing and reluctor ring 
221520 mi

C $450
Replaced alternator due to completely worn brushes and shorted diode pack 
230640 mi

C $300
Replaced lower steering shaft due to worn U-joint Replaced both front struts and sway bar end links due to accelerated wear caused by bad roads (winter damaged) Replaced upper and lower engine torque mounts due to accelerated wear caused by rough, winter-damaged roads Replaced front sway bar bushings with poly replacements. 
232500 mi

C $100
Replaced LH front halfshaft under warranty due to noise from inner CV. Replaced LH front ball joint due to wear 
242420 mi

C $100
Turbo oil supply pipe rusted through causing oil leak. 
102100 mi

$1055
Replacement of steering rack replaced cracked engine mount 
93500 mi

$100
Intake manifold turbo pressure sensor 
106640 mi

$400
Replacement of crank speed sensor holder 
141000 mi

US $300
Tried to get alignment and found inner and outer tie rods needed replacing. 
147000 mi

US $300
Wheel bearing on right side making noise so replaced both bearings 
167600 mi

US $1200
calipers needed work. hard shifting. Transmission fluid changed. 
90000 mi

US $800
Steering fluid reservoir was leaking. New reservoir, hoses and clamps were installed.  New front brake discs New front and rear brake pads Two new rear position bulbs New power steering fluid reservoir and hose clamps (old reservoir leaked) 
94000 mi

US $4600
Transmission failed and was replaced with a re-manufactured one. 
156000 mi

US $1500
car needed a number of repairs:tie rods,brakes,timing belt,fuel filter 
168000 mi

US $248
Spark plugs fouled by unknown oil leak, #4 plug miss firing, replaced all plugs, cleaned up all oil, too expensive to replace all engine gaskets, car running strong and well. Spark plugs fouled by unknown oil leak, #4 plug miss firing, replaced all plugs, cleaned up all oil, too expensive to replace all engine gaskets, car running strong and well 
173000 mi

US $300
broken front axle, replaced 
178100 mi

US $200
driver window no longer works, cost of new computer chip to fix a whole lot of $$. tailgate will no longer unlock,car won"t pass inspection in Virginia, too expensive to repair 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

233000 mi

US $190
Small leak on transmission around seal to front axle 
251000 mi

US $600
Replaced leaking seals in transaxle, rear wheel drive transfer. Replaced leaking seals in power steering. 
263000 mi

US $800
Rough shifting from 3rd to 4th and 4th to 5th Sometimes from 2nd to 1st. Replaced motor mounts. Multiple bounces after going over a bump. Replaced shocks. 
267100 mi

US $460
replaced alternator replaced turbocharger hose 
272000 mi

US $1000
Electronic Valve Control for fuel intake failed 
282000 mi

US $1041
Electronic Control Module on the Gas Pedal was replaced 
283000 mi

US $160
Replaced Speed sensors 
283000 mi

US $300
Brakes work fine but warning lights say brake failure. Replaced BCM. Warnings persist. Will inspect ECM next 
69384 mi

C $670
L/F hub bearing replaced P/S reservoir cracked/leaking and suction hose leaking. Both units replaced. L/F hub bearing replaced P/S reservoir cracked/leaking and suction hose leaking. Both units replaced. 
75020 mi

C $125
Improper/bodged previous repair (before I bought it) of turn signal bulb and socket was repaired. 
79360 mi

C $800
Bloody computer-controlled alternator crapped out. $450 part, plus a couple of hours to replace because it is buried under the PS pump. Idiotic system design and part placement. 
89188 mi

C $1130
RF inner tie rod RF engine mount Four wheel alignment 
86000 mi

US $1600
All 5 Coils failed, one complete short. After market equipment replaced. Catalytic converter code tripped check engine light. Cat converter failed, likely due to ignition problem, too much unburned fuel flushed through it. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

103000 mi

US $900
ignition coil replacement, turbo sensor replacement ($1300) 
114300 mi

US $1600
Broken driver side ft spring; worn tie rod ends 
116000 mi

US $610
Sunroof drains clogged, caused interior flooding in rains. Dealer removed and replaced drains and removed entire carpet and underlayment to dry it out. 
128500 mi

US $1000
Replaced cracked radiator, all hoses and thermostat body Ruptured low pressure power steering lines from contact with chassis. Replaced high and low pressure lines. 
131000 mi

US $185
Power Steering lines (just replaced) came unthreaded from steering rack. 
96348 mi

US $1036
Power Brake Booster Replaced Power Brake Booster Replaced 
98000 mi

US $4000
alternator failed 
86800 mi

A $1100
transmission was intermittently hesitating and shifting harshly. mechanic flushed and replaced fluid, which was quite dirty. 
82000 mi

US $800
Sealed transmission leak. Replaced rear hatch struts. Intercooler hose replaced. 
97200 mi

US $145
A/C needed flushing and recharging, after almost ten years of use. 
100000 mi

US $450
Left front engine mount broken and replaced. 
109000 mi

US $865
Replaced defective cooling fan and module. 
114000 mi

US $125
Transmission needs replacing, along with the front half shafts. Cost will be $9500+, for a car worth $4500. Declined work and will nurse the car along. 
123000 mi

US $185
The sunroof drain line was clogged, causing water to pool on the passenger floor when it rained or I went to the car wash. 
87000 mi

US $9500
Replace transmission, half shafts, engine mounts, upper strut mount. Tuneup. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

173000 mi

US $600
DIM went out. Dealer sent it to a third party to rebuild. 
185000 mi

US $2800
Cam seals blew--in addition to replacing the seals, additional preventative maintenance items were completed. 
71857 mi

US $239
Replaced faulty driver's door lock assembly 
72834 mi

US $216
Key would not turn in ignition lock. Replaced faulty Ignition Lock Assembly. Repair cost did not include towing to shop for repair 
107245 mi

US $688
Replaced leaking power steering reservoir. Replaced timing belt,timing belt tensioner,serpentine belt Replaced leaking power steering reservoir 
110738 mi

US $400
Evap canister clogged,evap hoses starting to crack. Replaced valve and two hoses. Evap cannister clogged, evap hoses starting to crack. Replaced valve and two hoses 
118000 mi

US $300
motor mount "sagging" Motor mount replaced. left motor mount "sagging".Replaced 
123000 mi

US $558
Ignition lock bound up internally,replaced lock cylinder. Note same problem occurred three years ago while under extended warranty. 
146000 mi

US $1452
Instrument cluster goes dead.Will come back when hitting a bump in road.Scanned for fault codes.Found DIM has internal fault,requires replacement.New instrument cluster,software downloaded 
151000 mi

US $225
R&R bent suspension stay right rear. Shop says common with this model year, they keep the part in stock. Perform 4 wheel alignment due to replacement. 
159000 mi

US $276
front brake hoses cracked. R&R hoses, bleed brake system, road test, recheck for leaks. 
168000 mi

US $440
Voltage regulator failed. Replaced. Wife was at the store, and on the 1/2 mile drive home it "started running really bad." 
168800 mi

US $524
Alternator clutch pulley bearing failed, destroyed serpentine belt. Replaces serpentine belt,acc.belt tensioner,alternator pulley. 
174000 mi

US $299
remove right front wheel and axle.Remove damaged grease boot,grease,install new protective boot,reinstall axle and wheel 
55000 mi

US $1600
Replace lower bushing and tie rod 
62000 mi

US $1200
60,000 mile service including door latch 
80000 mi

US $3850
Needed rear main seal. Powers steering pump Struts New dash module. 
96000 mi

US $1500
New Dash board. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

147000 mi

US $1100
AC condenser had to be replaced--magnetic clutch kept disengaging 

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2002 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

90000 mi

US $7000
Transmission went out and was replaced. It continues to have problems and the repair caused two more problems that had to be repaired. 
98000 mi

US $300
Car was taken in for the window motor to be looked at. Mechanic said radiator needed to be replaced and was about to cause the engine to seize up. Repair would have cost $1400. window would not roll up. Cost $300 to be repaired. 

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2001 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

71300 mi

$450
The engine head gasket was broken and the oil has been spilled on the exhaust system, this issue caused that the windshield was tarnished, end low quickly the right oil level. 
76260 mi

$1500
wrong function in circuit from the clutch torque converter of the gearbox - was necessary to change the electronic valve box. This repair was very unfortunate because the agency doesn't have the spare part to be replaced. 
114080 mi

C $935
Thermostat gasket has been changed Two new universal joints. 
114080 mi

C $1300
2 shock absorber and 2 spring (1 completely broke on the way to garage) in front +  gasket bolt + exhaust sealer and oil change. all repair for $1300. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

117000 mi

US $3457
Replaced both front lower control arms.  R & R upper engine mount. Replaced right front Cv axle & inner CV boot. Replaced leaking radiator. Replaced front tie rod. Replaced turbo drain tube gaskets. 
138500 mi

US $580
Replaced the water pump, the freeze plug was leaking. 
76000 mi

US $1518
Faulty oxygen sensor causing Check Engine light to be on. Replaced sensor. Leak in radiator. Replaced Radiator. 
80000 mi

US $1140
Excessive bounce in suspension, tires 'cupping'. Replaced front struts and spring rubber as well as rear shocks. 
87000 mi

US $380
extreme rough idle and frequent stalls and hesitation at speed - Mass Air Flow sensor replaced Excessive play in front end - replaced rt and left control arm bushings 
91000 mi

US $475
Misfire caused by bad coil packs on two cylinders 
95000 mi

US $190
'Chirp' from blower motor. Replaced blower motor. 
96000 mi

US $100
Check Engine Light on due to clogged crankcase ventilation system. replaced oil separator and crankcase vent hoses. 
100000 mi

US $355
Engine missing severely with intermittent 'check engine' light. Dealer replaced bad ignition coil. 
105000 mi

US $100
Replaced front hydraulic engine mount (rubber split and hydraulic fluid leaked out) and lower transmission torque mount (torn bushing). 
109000 mi

US $400
Car was pulling to the right and 'wandering'. Control arm bushings worn - replaced. 
117500 mi

US $220
Emissions fault code set due to faulty oxygen sensor. Replaced both upstream and downstream sensors. 
132200 mi

US $250
Replaced left and right control arms due to worn bushings 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

85560 mi

C $1100
(2) Ball Joints (2) Lower Control Arm ("LCA") bushings (2) Upper Spring Seats (HD/XC90 spring seats installed per owner instructions) 
97340 mi

C $900
HP piping + labour. 
97840 mi

C $1800
HP line and AC compressor replacement 
736560 mi

C $400
Tailgate gas struts Zimmermann/Akebono front brake job 
137000 mi

US $1200
Air conditioning intermittent, compressor clutch disengages when hot. 
149000 mi

US $520
Front suspension noise. Both front strut mounts had failed. 
176000 mi

US $1100
Rear shocks weak Brake pedal position sensor failed Front left swaybar end link loose Purge valve leaking 
202000 mi

US $1600
RF brake hose split Axle boot split, axle was dry, replaced axle shaft Lower control arm bushings worn 
217000 mi

US $100
Throttle body intake hose disconnectd 
241000 mi

US $1300
Vehicle shows "Engine System Service Urgent", new electronic throttle module installed, message returned several days later. Currently waiting on new throttle position sensor assembly. 
244000 mi

US $450
See June 2010 response, "Engine System Service Urgent" Message 
251000 mi

US $450
Right front wheel hub and bearing noisy, Repair and replace hub and bearing assembly. 
265000 mi

US $1390
Front struts leaking, replaced along with upper strut mounts. Front and rear sway bar links making noise, replaced Front ball joints worn, replaced 
267000 mi

US $250
Replace ignition coils 
270000 mi

US $500
While performing brake pad and rotor replacement (4 wheel), noted one front caliper with torn boot and one rear caliper siezed. Replaced all four calipers, brake pads snd rotors, and park brake shoes and hardware. Flushed brake fluid. Inner and outer tie rods exhibited excessive play. Remove and replace. 
279000 mi

US $700
Lower control arm bushings split LF RF, replace lower control arms with new control arms with upgraded bushings. 
107860 mi

C $1100
Intermittent crank/no start, then stalling. Replaced fuel pump - did not fix it. Replaced tank sender unit. Apparently fixed. 
114780 mi

C $400
Tone rings corroded, cracked & broken, replaced with Volvo parts 
119820 mi

C $300
Front muffler exhaust flange rusted & cracked. Replaced front muffler with aftermarket. Cost includes investigative work for fuel filling issue (see September). 
120280 mi

C $300
Mechanic did investigative work for me and found no problem with EVAP system or venting from fuel tank. I removed the fuel pump and accidentally removed the flap valve inside tank. This cured the filling problem. 
120780 mi

C $300
Oil leak from turbo oil supply pipe. Pipe to be replaced (on order) 
130200 mi

C $300
Alternator replaced. 0 volt output (likely brushes/regulator) but bearings rough & housing cracked so replaced with rebuilt unit. 
140740 mi

C $1000
Ball joint 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

93000 mi

US $1500
Losing power and cutting off at low speeds - dealer replaced two Yaw Rate Sensors. Problem was not remedied. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

156300 mi

US $2000
Shocks, lower control arms, motor mounts 
160500 mi

US $700
Heater core leaking 
167000 mi

US $100
Repair coolant line to turbo 
131000 mi

US $320
driving light bulbs both replaced, routine oil change, new cabin filter, spark plug change 
139000 mi

US $480
replacement of right wheel bearing 
147000 mi

US $640
mass air sensor replaced 
157000 mi

US $298
door lock actuator on right, rear door needs replacing. part ordered. 
183800 mi

US $300
new thermostat required 
190000 mi

US $600
service engine light came on at start up. engine was sputtering and irregular / smoking. vehicle was flat bedded to dealer, said to be blocked PCV, cleaned temporarily until we decide whether or not to keep vehicle. 
190000 mi

US $1700
clean PCV valve which was blocked, preventing engine from breathing and so-oil service also done replaced plugs/wires/coil replaced leaking hose on turbo state inspection and emission testing 
195000 mi

US $200
replaced wiper arm on boot 
122000 mi

US $140
Alternator replaced. 
125000 mi

US $150
Rear wheel bearing replaced 
128000 mi

US $300
Replaced noisy front bearings/hub assemblies. 
153000 mi

US $350
Camshaft seals replaced along with oil soaked timing belt. 
185000 mi

US $1800
Burned #3 valve. Replaced with a rebuilt head. 
133000 mi

US $3500
Fault codes traced to faulty catalytic converter and cracked evap cannister j-hose Tech found front struts leaking hydraulic fluid and the mounts were cracked. Replaced front struts and mounts. Front lower transmission mount worn with excessive play. Replaced. Intermittent fault code. Intermittent short within turbo control valve. Replaced turbo control valve. 
150000 mi

US $452
Replaced air flow meter. (I hope I noted this correctly in the system section above) 
152000 mi

US $620
Right wheel bearing was worn so entire wheel hub and bearing assembly had to be replaced (bearing was not separate because it is an AWD vehicle). Left front window was off the track. Left front door window regulator had to be replaced. 
157000 mi

US $600
Left rear wheel bearing unit was replaced. 
187000 mi

US $2000
needed to repair/replace an axle 
173000 mi

US $2219
broken front right coil spring -- replaced both front struts and springs and mounting plate rear brakes frozen with rust caliper 
130000 mi

US $1600
Cam seals leaking required replacement along with PCV oil trap replacement. Oil damaged timing belt also replaced. 
96000 mi

US $1360
Transmission would "clunk" when shifting from reverse to drive when warm. It would typcially take approximately 5 seconds to engage into drive when warm. Also had a lurching problem during freeway driving while at speed. 
97000 mi

US $100
Had to replace Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror. Mirror would not dim. 
104000 mi

US $100
Replaced left front wheel bearing inner and outer tie rod ends loose 
150000 mi

US $650
Hole in radiator. Replace radiator. 
69000 mi

US $680
Front spring tower cap had center bushing separated from rubber body. Dealer replaced both, while only one appeared to be bad. 
76000 mi

US $1400
crankcase ventilation system was gummed up, caused poor running and check engine light to come on. lower front motor mount, rubber disintegrated and separated 
76700 mi

US $270
Missing, running rough. Suspected bad ignition coils since my other car, identical to this one, had this problem this year. 
82200 mi

US $640
Transmission shifted roughly when slowing down and shifting into 2nd and 1st gears. Valve controlling shifting was replaced and transmission control software was updated. 
83000 mi

US $650
Windshield wiper drive gear mechanism stripped. The dealer replaced the wiper motor, which included the failed part. 
86300 mi

US $3386
Hard shifting up and down and flaring between gears after warmup of 5 or so miles. One time car locked in 4th gear and would not shift until it cooled off. Bad repair shop, ended up successfully disputing the charge. 
87000 mi

US $427
Previous repair shop tore C/V joint boots. $426.50. 
88000 mi

US $8060
Transmission shop attempted repair, had the car 52 days, trans failed after 50 miles and would not shift at all. Dealer replaced trans with factory rebuilt trans, $6000. Now working fine. Crankcase positive ventilation was clogged and resulting pressure blew out rear cam seals and softened coolant hose. $999. 
96000 mi

US $580
Front Oxygen sensor, not working properly for several months. Check engine light on. Running rough at times. 
98000 mi

US $900
Radiator leak. Replace Radiator with new 
148500 mi

US $738
Blew cam shaft seals resulting in loss of engine oil, had water pump, belts replaced at same time. 
149000 mi

US $146
Driver's side window fell into door and had to be put back into place. System had to be reprogrammed. 
149300 mi

US $200
Strut and mount broke, actually in June, but was unable to get it fixed. Along with broken strut, other strut, tie rod end,strut boots Part of problem with broken strut on passenger side. Window fell into door a second time requiring another repair and a replacement of the motor as well as the brackets. 
151000 mi

US $125
Power steering was leaking. Hoses and clamps tightened and fluid replaced.  Was noted that brake hoses will need to be replaced within the next two months. 
77000 mi

US $600
Sway bar links worn and noisy. Front A-frame bushings cracked at disintegrating. 
91100 mi

US $240
spring tower end plate, center sleeve came loose 
93200 mi

US $1000
Cracked ignition coils, all 5 replaced. Crankcase ventilation system gummed up, replaced. 
96200 mi

US $100
Bushings, right front lower suspension. Shaking during acceleration horn and lower beams not working. 
97000 mi

US $370
i had work done be an independent shop. They neglected to tighten lower control are bolts and other items. The dealer replaced the front struts using my parts from IPD and corrected the problems caused by the independent mechanic. 
100000 mi

US $620
Fuel level sensor failed. Part not stocked by dealer. 
101800 mi

US $2780
Front struts, control arm and R&P bushings replaced due to wear. Found during an alignment. Had noticed a rattle but assumed it was loose plastic. 
106000 mi

US $1500
Broken rack and pinion, loss of power steering. 
88000 mi

US $123
Catalytic converter code ECM-4801 was present. Cause unknown, but all five ignition coils had cracks in them and were suspected. Coils were replaced. #5 above is true, but code problem still not fixed: CEL returned after fix (cat ruined?). Internal transmission component broke (likely parking gear), resulting in loud rattle noise on operation. Entire transmission replaced. Charge is for diagnostic work for CEL. 
94000 mi

US $1316
Exhaust manifold gasket replaced, emissions test (passed) Thermostat replaced, antifreeze replaced. 
107000 mi

US $625
Diagnosed intermittent fluctuating idle that briefly drops to 500 rpm then jumps to 900 rpm before stabilizing at 700 rpm. Crankcase pressure test found clogged PCV system and dirty throttle body. Declined repair at this time. Will DIY later. Diagnosed "Engine System Service Required" message and orange triangle warning light. Code for brake pedal position found. Declined repair at this time. Will DIY repair later. 
136000 mi

US $340
Erratic idle and surging due to clogged PCV box and vacuum hoses, dirty intake manifold & throttle body. PCV system and intake/throttle body components cleaned or replaced as needed. Passenger side sway bar end link broke. Replaced both end links and also both front struts, which had 130k miles on them and were worn (strut bearings and spring seats OK -- not replaced). Was getting "turn signal bulb failure" error message, even though all bulbs OK. Both (!) front turn signal sockets were bad: metal spring contacts corroded and/or worn out. Replaced both socket assemblies. Volvo Handsfree Bluetooth unit would no longer pair with mobile phones. Replaced old unit with new one. 
136000 mi

US $200
Car went into limp mode w/CEL and ENGINE SYSTEM SERVICE URGENT msg. Codes showed electronic throttle position sensor error. Cleaned MAF and throttle body--problem returned within 50 mi. Replaced throttle body with used part. Fixed. 
137000 mi

US $774
CEL on; DTC catalytic converter efficiency code. Catalytic converter no longer functioning and was replaced with a new aftermarket catalytic converter. 
148000 mi

US $700
Rear shocks replaced. Four-wheel alignment performed. 
151000 mi

US $450
Passenger-side front drive axle CV joint(s) worn and causing vibration under accelleration/load. Replaced worn axle/CV unit with remanufactured unit. 
164900 mi

US $1260
Intake cam shaft seal failed with major loss of engine oil. Leaking oil saturated timing belt, which required replacement of belt, tensioner, and idler pulleys. Changed oil and filter. Car was towed to shop ($75). 
177000 mi

US $400
Thermostat sticking open; replaced. Had routine maintenance (oil change, etc) performed while car was in shop.  New oil leak from previous cam shaft seal discovered during inspection; repaired under warranty. 
182700 mi

US $167
Replaced brake booster due to vacuum seal failure 
184000 mi

US $628
Left front axle assembly replaced due to worn CV joints Replaced right front spring seat, which was cracked. Front crank seal leaking; replaced under warranty 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

150000 mi

US $2000
Frozen e-brake scrambled driver's rear knuckle (wheel hub mount) Knuckle replaced along with all e-brake components. 
171600 mi

US $115
Transmission was diagnosed as needing repair. Update: the transmission shifting bugaboo was left as a matter of opinion - my GF thought it to be a problem, and worried about it, I did not. Sensors indicate an O2 or catalytic converter issue. Snapped the passenger side spring. eBrake cable frozen. Repairable. Update: later found cable ends to be okay, only adjusted forward tensioner. 
179000 mi

US $320
Installed new O2 sensor (rear), replaced rear vacuum resv. and J hose. After working on the CEL and various codes for over a year, I *finally* found the issue to be the rear 'J' hose to the rear EVAP canister. Possibly source of three codes. 
185000 mi

US $1200
The cam seal blew leaking oil on the right side. Poor thing bled out in my driveway. The timing belt was coated as well and replaced also. Total Cost $1200. 
79000 mi

US $450
Replaced starter which had been having intermittent issues 
107900 mi

US $1100
Blown gasket resulting in loss of oil pressure 
101000 mi

US $1850
105K service, including replacement of timing belt, water pump, and radiator. Cost is for entire service. Radiator alone was about $775. 
103000 mi

US $170
Right low beam headlamp replaced. 
113000 mi

US $1200
Replaced both lower control arms due to bushing failure. Timing gear sensor, camshaft adjustment solenoid 
122000 mi

US $500
Replace lower right motor mount. Replaced upper front strut mounts. 
137000 mi

US $1000
Front struts, strut mounts, and rear shock absorbers were replaced. Smoothness of the ride had deteriorated. 
134000 mi

US $550
Replacement of a failed clutch in the AC compressor. 
141300 mi

US $1000
Replaced the electronic throttle control, which was causing uneven idle and some surging while driving at steady speed. This was warranty item, if done within ten years of first sale, but not the case here. Repair was very successful. 
147000 mi

US $865
Engine surging again. ETM was replaced under warranty, but the PCV system was clogged. Cleaned it and replaced the oil trap/hoses etc. 
98580 mi

C $1260
Replace entire exhaust system. Heater core leaked - coolant flooded electronics in dash panel and interior of car. Replaced dipped beam headlight 
101060 mi

C $5500
valves clattering, PCV hose blocked, leaking Transmission slipping becoming increasingly severe, cannot accelerate rapidly at all, replacement required est cost installed C$5K. Then transmission died. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

87420 mi

C $1200
Car made strange sounds during driving. Volvo dealer claimed no problem existed. Another mechanic also said no problem. Finally, one mechanic discovered ball joints and other suspension parts needed replacing. Problem resolved thereafter. Check transmission light came on. Volvo recommended 4 updates: Transmission Control Module, Engine Control Module, Network, Body 
100000 mi

US $176
recurring shimmy at 60mph. in addition to new tires (nokian wr suv), replaced left front lower ball joint, which had been replaced previously at 83K miles. 
102300 mi

US $233
signal arm malfuntioning and was replaced 
111000 mi

US $1200
Throttle body and software replaced. Past ten year limit and warranty from Volvo, paid 100% out of pocket 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

100000 mi

US $2100
steering fluid losses front axle replacement. 
120000 mi

US $360
Replaced defective oil trap. 
128900 mi

US $1400
Replaced entire front suspension: struts, spring seats, lower control arms, inner/outer tie rods, sway bar link, 2 front tires, alignment 
145000 mi

US $120
Replaced passenger motor mount and torque mount 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

98000 mi

US $877
Left directional front socket replaced, still a problem. Front tires rubbing, so mud flaps removed. Others--steering column grinding noise and alarm problem--have not been repaired. Tailgate latch replaced. 
100000 mi

US $380
New Pegasus wheel split in half and blew out a new 235-45-ZR17 Falken 452 tire. All the Volvo dealers in Alexandria Virginia did not have a Pegasus wheel in stock. And told me it would take three days to get one to the dealer. "Bypass Alexandria Virginia! 
102000 mi

US $141
Right directional blinks fast and then shuts off. 
119500 mi

US $399
Replaced outer axle boot drivers side. Replaced faulty battery failure. Replaced coolant reservoir tank. Replaced broken fuel door hinge. 
129200 mi

US $1380
Brake vacuum booster! Replace headlights! Water leaks in headlight. air conditioner noise and water leak inside cabin drivers side! Directional signals still not functioning correctly. Volvo Dealer can not find problem going on three years to date. Can anyone in our group help? 
141000 mi

US $349
Problem was fuel/air mix sensor, Volvo dealer did not have part in stock. diagnostic charge, $81.00. I ordered part from auto parts website and it was shipped, I had my local garage install it. Total cost diagnostic/parts/labor $349.00. 
146000 mi

US $262
Replace all motor mounts. 
167000 mi

US $200
Engine light check for gas tank recycle hose crack. 
222000 mi

US $3000
Replace rear wheel bearings 
224900 mi

US $500
Front wheel bearing 
92000 mi

US $500
Power steering pump needed to be replaced. 
140000 mi

US $4000
Replaced power steering pump replace replace strut mounts, struts, control arm bushings replace vent box, oil pan, engine seal 
147300 mi

US $800
Alarm system wouldn't turn on; moonroof wouldn't open; battery was draining -- somehow all of these were related to some electrical fault 
99000 mi

US $182
Protective road weather shield became loose and it began to fall off, hitting the road surface. Had to be removed, ordered a replacement and then install new item. 
102000 mi

US $1400
Oil was being blown out of the engine, not sure how else to describe it. ignition switch had to be replaced 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

34720 mi

€227
CD based Sat Nav was looking for disc cartridge to be removed and reinserted. Auto electrician took unit apart and discovered laser was misaligned and very dirty. 
42160 mi

€1300
Self levelling suspension replaced  
168000 mi

US $4000
Transmission failure required complete replacement. Also replaced a front drive line. power steering pump replaced 
177000 mi

US $3800
Burned exhaust valve Catalytic converter replacement 
121300 mi

US $4500
Forward gear was gone. Repaired car, then sold it.  

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

78000 mi

US $120
ABS module failure 
80000 mi

US $1000
Radiator leak, required replacement of radiator 
105000 mi

US $350
Seat heater element burned on passenger side; replaced seat heater element and updated seat foam while the cover was off 

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2000 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

120000 mi

US $1600
Head gasket replacement 
98040 mi

C $150
Software update 
99820 mi

C $1000
Lots of repairs due to neglected vehicle, including alternator, brakes,  engine mount, electrical/electronic issues,  transmission. Maintenance items. All good now. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 261hp 2.3L I5 4-speed automatic AWD

136000 mi

US $150
Aisin Warner AW55-51SN Automatic Transmission shifting erractically and clunking between gears and in/out of park. Replaced valve body. Shifting is much improved; still a bit of clunking. Front suspension Strut Mount Top rubber seats both failed - rubber around metal bushing failed. Happens about every three years....also replaced sway bar end links since the last two times they were also bad. 
137000 mi

US $100
Coolant reservoir tank outlet flange failed (plastic too old?). New hose would not maintain a seal. Replaced tank. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 190hp 2.4L I5 4-speed automatic AWD

110000 mi

US $350
Cracked coolant reservoir causing slow loss of coolant 
122000 mi

US $250
Car has a design flaw. With factory roof rack rain water pools along trim above drivers door.When drivers electric window is opened in inclement weather, water drips onto window switch panel in door arm rest. Durable though, lasted 9 yrs and 120Kmiles! 
123000 mi

US $120
Power steering fluid line was leaking at the return flange on the power steering rack. Tightened fitting, topped off reservoir and drove away. Leak was severe enough that fluid had to be added @ 20 mile intervals en route to shop. 
132000 mi

US $300
Replaced faulty window switch previously replaced at 120K +/- 
142000 mi

US $250
Remote locking acting up. Front passenger door intermittently will not close without 10 or more clicks on remote, drivers door requires key from time to time (remote will not open) Ordered parts. 
142700 mi

US $600
Multiple spark plug mounted Bosch ignition "magentos" replaced 
145300 mi

US $900
Ball joints/Tie rod ends worn. after 11 yrs and 150KMiles pretty good service. Installed door actuator, which was not the correct part. Resolved with a mechanical adjustment. 
146000 mi

US $700
Leaking front strut/shock. Replaced.  
152000 mi

US $150
Replaced lock module on passenger door--door window/lock controller in the armrest. Starter relay replaced 
126000 mi

US $1800
Drive shaft was broken where it meets the angle gear. While in shop, the main suspension parts were replaced as well. Struts, shocks were replaced as the car was noticeably getting more bouncy on bumps and swayed more around corners. This is the first suspension job in the 9 years of the car's life. 
142000 mi

US $350
I replaced my front CV Axles. No shop, I did the work myself in about an hour. 
118000 mi

US $230
Idle speed was fluctuating, almost cutting out. Dealer cleaned throttle. 
128000 mi

US $1200
Engine quit shortly after re-fueling. Shop diagnosed fuel pump-replaced 
131000 mi

US $417
radiator was leaking. Replaced 
135000 mi

US $140
Car would not run. Fuel pump relay replaced 
139000 mi

US $300
A malfunctioning coil, or power pack, for one of the spark plugs was replaced. The spark plugs were also replaced as routine maintenance. 
140000 mi

US $150
water reservoir leaking; replaced 
151000 mi

US $3850
Replaced driveshaft and angle gear. Each part was $1k just for the part, not including labor. !@#$%&* OUCH!!!!!!!! 
106000 mi

US $750
Leaking radiator replaced. 
107600 mi

US $230
Replaced inner tie rod 
112000 mi

US $615
Replaced broken shiftlock button on gear shift selector. Rear tailgate anchor clips. Torn upper engine mount. Sway bar end link. 
112600 mi

US $690
Replaced broken driver's side front axle shaft. 
113000 mi

US $680
Replaced engine coolant sensor and thermostat Replaced rear window washer pump 
115486 mi

US $459
Replaced torn left front upper strut mount;  adjusted parking brake; replaced right low beam headlamp. Replaced left front upper strut mount; adjusted parking brake 
118000 mi

US $1713
Replaced heater core. Replaced left front brake caliper (seized), both front brake hoses, front pads, rotors. Replaced left outer tie-rod. Replaced heater core. Replaced left front brake caliper (seized), both front brake hoses, front pads, rotors, left outer tie rod end.  
122000 mi

US $318
Right headlight assembly reflective coating deteriorated; would not pass inspection without repair. 
92000 mi

US $1200
Diagnosed and replaced speed sensor in wheels/brakes - related to ABS false readings. Replaced parking brake cable 
98000 mi

US $300
Oxygen sensor replaced because of CEL. CEL came back on. 
139000 mi

US $400
Replaced cam adjust solenoid and spark plug coil. 
152000 mi

US $625
ETS light on.Car went into "limp home" mode.Towed to Volvo dealer.Scanned with computer & said it was battery cable problem although other fault codes pointed to Elect. Throttle Mod.(which was under warranty).Replaced 1 battery cable myself.Prob.not fixed 2nd trip in a week for Electronic Throttle Module problem.Dealer said it was bad battery cables and replaced 2 for $576. ETM under warranty but they refuse to replace. Picked up car and broke down again the next day. Volvo dealer wanted to perform ETM cleaning ($550)and then replace PCV ($600) before replacing ETM under warranty. I removed the ETM myself and had it rebuilt by firm in Colorado for $600 plus shipping. Replaced it,problem solved. Not happy with Volvo. 
158000 mi

US $500
Drive shaft to rear wheel had a bad CV Joint that was making a lot of noise and needed to be replaced. Part was $280 + labor $220. 
160200 mi

US $5000
Transmission died. $2,600 for a reman from Volvo. $2,000 labor. 
162000 mi

US $3800
Transmission went out. Install rebuilt transmission. Replace motor mounts. Replace tie rod ends. 
162000 mi

US $140
ETS light came on. Dealer recommended replacing ETM unit. I diagnosed low voltage to ETM. Possibly needing new generator.... Noise coming from front rt. wheel area. Dealer rec. replacing struts and ball joint. 
161000 mi

US $130
Coolant needed to be added frequently. Smelled antifreeze when heater turned on. Found leaked antifreeze under driver & passenger floor mats. Replaced heater core. 
179000 mi

US $500
Car runs rough. check engine light came on. gave codes for throttle position sensor 
187000 mi

US $2450
Head Gasket replaced Radiator replaced Turbo replaced  
187600 mi

US $847
Power steering rack seal failed 
189000 mi

US $250
Wheel Bearing & Hub 

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

162-horsepower 2.4L I5 4-speed automatic FWD

159000 mi

US $750
Dash lights (Check Engine, ABS, ETS, Brake) had all come on. The dealership wanted $1,800 to replace two modules (ABS & ETS). I went to an independent for a 2nd opinion. Paid to have frayed battery cable replaced to see if that would take care of the issue. It didn't as the ABS and Check Engine lights are still on. The car went back to the shop today for additional work. 
176000 mi

US $1600
Replaced steering components. Replaced heater core, and rear brakes/pads. 
184000 mi

US $578
Thermostat was replaced with new coolant.  Also fixed squeaky rear panel on tailgate. 
185000 mi

US $1800
Replaced loose support part under the rear of the car. Replaced defective window switch on right front passenger window. 
194000 mi

US $1000
Replaced heater core. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

163000 mi

US $3500
Transmission had to be rebuilt 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

120000 mi

US $500
Replaced right lower control arm and left tie rod end. Alignment performed (broken suspension caused bad alignment). New tires mounted and balanced (bad alignment caused poor tire wear).  
125000 mi

US $1600
Replaced driveshaft (propshaft) from transfer case to read differential. 
140200 mi

US $240
Exhaust pipe broke free at turbo flange. Repaired by welding flange back to pipe and refitting to turbo. 
146300 mi

US $160
Alternator/regulator ceased to provide sufficient current. Replaced. 
145000 mi

US $294
PCV system clogged, causing excessive oil pressure. Replaced all components of PCV system. Also replaced oil dipstick accidentally broken during PCV repair. 
112000 mi

US $1400
right strut "bearing" rusted, loosened strut created extra wear on attachment plate. Strut, springs, all attachment parts replaced (left side showed rust) on both sides, 4 wheels aligned. 
118000 mi

US $700
left wheel hub was becoming noisy; new one ordered and installed. emissions hose from gas tank cracked; new one ordered. 
118300 mi

US $300
new emissions hose installed intermittent cooling in ac due to leaking o ring. replaced by dealer for under 300. 
112000 mi

US $1125
Car had several problems, front 02 sensor. Car ran rough with AC on black smoke. 02 sensor changed.  thermostat replaced temp sensor changed  door hinge was repaired to stop noise. 
104160 mi

C $700
Exhaust canisters and valves replaced 
109200 mi

C $150
Turbo leaking oil  
119200 mi

C $300
Replace radiator and radiator hoses 
131720 mi

C $300
Tie rod worn. Misalignment 
136400 mi

C $400
Misalignment, worn tie rod 
146940 mi

C $600
Driveshaft replacement 
152520 mi

C $2500
Spring seat worn Shocks replaced Rear brake lines rusted 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

129500 mi

US $800
ABS Computer failed Lower ball joints replaced 
130300 mi

US $2000
ECM failure 
131100 mi

US $400
Fuel pump relay failed. 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

116200 mi

US $4500
Check engine light came on. Solenoid was failing in transmission and there were problems shifting from 3rd to 4th. Replaced with recovered transmission. Loss of compression in 2 cylinders. Replaced engine with recovered engine. 
120100 mi

US $600
Cracked radiator replaced 
128000 mi

US $2400
A/C leaking. Parts replaced. 
148000 mi

US $800
Front offside tie-rod replaced. 
148300 mi

US $750
Alternator dead, needed replacing 
138540 mi

C $100
ETS light on, car stutters intermittently during various speeds, poor starting issues 
140740 mi

C $1000
New electronic throttle module Starter had to be replaced. 
137640 mi

C $200
code P0455, also cylinder #4 miss fire, replaced coil for cylinder #4, code 0455 remains unrepaired, unable to locate gross leak as per code PO455 . 

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1998 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

96000 mi

US $120
Replaced heater core 
110000 mi

US $1800
leaky steering rack 
99000 mi

US $1000
Timing belt tensioner wore out and belt was rattling against case. Mechanic said when he opened the case ball bearings flew out. i was "lucky" b/c another mile or 2 would have destroyed the valves. Also replace waterpump,and acc belt. 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder manual AWD

190400 mi

C $1400
Had to change the original clutch  one motor mount rear seal 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

166000 mi

US $400
Replaced radiator and hoses. Replaced remanufactured steering rack which was less than 2 years old. 
169000 mi

US $300
Replaced front struts, strut mounts, and end links.  
182000 mi

US $100
Replaced flasher relay. 
197000 mi

US $700
Replaced cat 
200000 mi

US $780
Replaced driveshaft 
209000 mi

US $2600
Replaced fuel lines. fuel pump, and fuel sending unit. 
188000 mi

US $600
New ball joints; dirty soleinoid. New heating system blower. 
176000 mi

US $300
bad ABS unit replaced turbo coolant hoses 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

109000 mi

US $1200
Routine alignment reavealed worn struts and stabilizer bars on front; replaced along with front brakes and rotors. 
124000 mi

US $150
Failed thermostat; replaced 
134000 mi

US $600
Emergency brake had to be replaced, along with shoes and the whole shebang. 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

121000 mi

US $1200
After 14 years, exhaust pipe broke at catalytic converter. Replaced from exhaust manifold back. Part of major repair. Rebuilt front end, including struts and upper mounts, control arms (ball joints and bushings), inner and outer tie rods, idler arm. Two CV joint covers torn. Replaced drive shafts including CV joints. 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

130200 mi

C $1200
Front Sway Bar, and Control Arms.  All four brake hoses were done. 
138260 mi

C $952
Replaced distributer cap and rotor along with the leads. Changed spark plugs. Engine Mounts replaced 
152200 mi

C $795
Wheel HUB  Door lock actuator 
76880 mi

C $2000
heater core leak (carpets soaked, dried overnight) radiator leak 
139200 mi

US $700
Yet another plastic+aluminum radiator failure. This is Volvo radiator #3 (1 per Volvo). "They all do that" at 11 to 15 years, and 120K-160K miles. 
130000 mi

US $1100
Heater core failed, dumping water into passenger compartment ABS computer failure 
133000 mi

US $2570
Steering Rack failure Air pump sway bar link motor mount 
164000 mi

US $110
Air mass sensor failed, but without setting an error code until hard car-stranding failure 
164000 mi

US $450
CV boots failed, axles replaced 

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